‘The Room’ star Greg Sestero brings his new film ‘Best F(r)iends’ to South Pasadena Library Nov. 29
Greg Sestero has become known as a South Pasadena resident with a unique place in the film world. As the co-star of the cult classic movie “The Room,” which gained notoriety for being widely considered one of the worst films ever made, he parlayed that notoriety into a life of nonstop worldwide travel to promote it in addition to becoming the bestselling author of the memoir “The Disaster Artist.”
That book was turned into an Oscar-nominated movie of the same name last year, further spurring Sestero’s career options. This year he and “Room” writer-director Tommy Wiseau finally teamed up again after 15 years to release the new movie “Best F(r)iends.” Sestero wrote the script himself this time, with Wiseau serving only as co-star, in a darkly comic tale of a drifter who forms an unlikely partnership with a quirky mortician before paranoia starts to affect their friendship.
Sestero will present the film at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the South Pasadena Public Library’s Community Room, located at 1115 El Centro St. in South Pasadena. Both Sestero and the film’s female lead, Kristen Stephenson-Pino, will appear after the film for a Q&A hosted by Weekly film reviewer and Arts Editor Carl Kozlowski before the audience is invited to ask additional questions.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call (626) 403-7340.
Flair for Adventure
Applications for Outward Bound diversity training program due Dec. 1
Outward Bound Adventures (OBA) has built a strong reputation for helping young inner-city residents with the opportunity to experience the great outdoors. The program’s Diverse Outdoor Leaders Institute (DOLI) is a unique training program within OBA that collaborates with federal agencies to develop and train a cadre of elite wilderness leaders of color who will expose urban youth to America’s national parks, forests and other wilderness areas.
OBA will begin the 2019 DOLI 15-week training program for new leaders, on Wednesday evenings and weekends, starting Jan. 9, 2019. The program will run until June 2019. Those with an interest in applying to become a part of the 2019 DOLI class should complete the application found at obainc.org/doli.
The scholarships and training will be offered only to the best applicants who want to push themselves into the most transformative and impactful leadership role. All applicants must be available on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends. Applicants must also be available for three to five extended three-day weekends
In order to complete the program, applicants will be expected to lead five outdoor youth trips. Applicants should be over the age of 18 and able to participate in arduous physical activity.
Applications must be submitted by Dec. 1. Contact Jorge Cortez at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
Art on Palm exhibit comes to Jones Coffee Roasters Dec. 8
The fall/winter show for Art on Palm will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at Jones Coffee Roasters, located at 693 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Art on Palm will set up in the front and alley parking lots that flank Jones Coffee Roasters, which is known as Pasadena’s family-owned coffee shop and café.
The annual exhibit began in 2004 as a collective showing of the works of seven Altadena-based art student classmates in backyard gardens along Palm Street in Altadena. The move to Jones Coffee Roasters is the result of the exhibition having grown to feature more than 40 artists and the ability to have more space in addition to a more urban setting with free parking, onsite food and beverage service and live musical entertainment. Visit artonpalm.com.